I'm looking for some advice. I've been working at a nursing home as an LPN for the past 9 months while in school for my RN. For the past several months I have been PRN, working minimal hours. I'm now done with my RN, and am waiting to take my exam. A few weeks ago my boss at the nursing home called and asked if I would like to take over a full time position. I was very hesitant, because the job has been a nightmare. In 9 months we have had 4 DONs, 4 activity directors, 2 kitchen managers, and have lost countless nurses (some fires, a lot quitting). My boss told me that my schedule would be 2 days on/three days off, and we went over exactly which days I would work for the next month. I was very up front with my boss, telling her that I'm looking for a job elsewhere but that I would cover the full time hours she offered in the meantime.
When the schedule came out (on the 13th) for the 15th-31st, my schedule was VERY different than what my boss and I had discussed. Originally I would have only been required to work New Years day. Now, she has me working Christmas eve, New Years eve, and New Years day. I just worked my first two days on the schedule, and it was hell. I could vent, but i'm sure no one wants to read all of it (this is long enough already).
I want more than anything to resign on the spot. Or to tell my boss that I cannot work Christmas eve or New Years eve, because we never agreed to it. Am I over-reacting? Is this just what nursing is like? Horrible schedules that come out late? Being hired on false pretenses? What should I do? Suck it up and work the schedule but give notice? I feel like no matter what I do, I'm going to get a bad reference, because my boss is that kind of person.